Giulia Carbone is Deputy Director of the Business and Biodiversity Programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Her recent responsibilities include the management of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, the adaptation of the mitigation hierarchy to the sport and energy sectors, the development of the recommendations for responsible business operations in and around KBAs, and the development of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s performance standard.
Previously, Giulia worked for the United Nations Environment Programme, where she was the coordinator of UNEP’s tourism work.
Giulia has a master of science degree from the London School of Economics in marine policy (1993), a master’s in environmental engineering from the Turin Polytechnic (1991), a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (1990) and the Laurea in geography from the Università di Genova, Italy (1997).
Dr. Andrea Collins a Lecturer at the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University. Andrea’s research interests focus on assessing the environmental impacts of major sporting events and festivals. She has published her research in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Journal of Travel Research and Tourism Management. Andrea has worked with UK Sport and Partners to develop the environmental section of its eventIMPACTS toolkit, and Golf Environment Organisation to develop its International Sustainability Standard for Golf Tournaments.
Kimberly B. Davis currently serves as Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth & Legislative Affairs at the National Hockey League, the premier professional ice hockey league in the world. In this capacity, Kim oversees a role reporting to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to attract, develop and retain fans – with a specific focus on multi-cultural audiences – through culture, youth participation, and social impact initiatives. “Kim’s professional experience uniquely qualifies her to ensure that our League is growing the game of hockey by demonstrating the leadership principles and values in communities and with all stakeholders that can ultimately lead to new and increased fandom,” said Commissioner Bettman.
Ms. Davis has been recognized by Hockey News’ “2020 Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in the sport,” Essence Magazine’s “Woke” – 2019 Change Agents, Adweek’s “30 Most Powerful Women in Sports,” Sports Business Journal’s “GameChangers,” and Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Corporate America.” She has received other notable recognitions including Savoy Magazine’s “2018 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” and showcased in Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business.” In 2012, she was profiled with First Lady Michelle Obama in Essence magazine’s “28 Most Influential Black Women in America.”
Tricia is the strategic advisor to BAFTA Albert, the sustainability project for the television industry. Albert believes the creative industries offer the greatest opportunity to mobilise positive action for the planet. Leading a charge against climate change; bringing the screen industries together to tackle our environmental impact and inspiring audiences to act for a sustainable future.
Born and raised in the maritime hub of Bristol, Rhode Island, Enright was destined to sail from a young age after his grandfather – a boatbuilder – introduced him to the sport.
After some time working as a sailmaker at North Sails in Newport, RI, Enright set his sights on participation in the Volvo Ocean Race. Together with sailing and business partner Mark Towill, Enright entered the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 with Team Alvimedica, leading the campaign as skipper while featuring the youngest overall crew in the race. The team won the final leg into Gothenburg, Sweden to tie Spanish-entry MAPFRE for fourth place in the overall standings. Two years later, Enright and Towill would enter the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 again as co-founders of Vestas 11th Hour Racing. The team won the race’s opening leg into Lisbon before missing some legs due to a broken mast in the Southern Ocean, resulting in a fifth-place finish overall.
Towill and Enright are now back again hoping for a third shot at The Ocean Race Trophy with 11th Hour Racing. The team’s goal of winning the next Ocean Race comes with its #oceanhour message to educate fans and followers along the way about pressing issues facing our ocean, while inspiring and challenging the sailing community and maritime industry to make changes for the betterment of ocean and planet health. Enright’s connection to the sea goes back to his childhood and he recognizing this is the 11th Hour — we must act now.
Enright’s story has been profiled by national media such as The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Forbes and Bloomberg, while his team’s sportsmanship at sea has been lauded in features from the likes of The Wall Street Journal.
Yath leads the Strategy and Business Development department at Formula 1, providing long term strategic direction for the sport as it aims to better engage fans around the world and drive commercial performance.
As well as developing F1’s long term corporate strategy, his team has created the sport’s first ever sustainability strategy – an ambitious plan to be Net Zero Carbon by 2030 and have all races qualify as sustainable events by 2025.
Prior to Formula 1, Yath was a Senior Strategist at Sky Sports and Strategy Consultant at PwC, advising media and sports organisations on corporate strategy. He holds an MA (Oxon) Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.
An expert in renewable energies and clean technology innovation, Georgina Grenon obtained an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico in Buenos Aires and an MBA from INSEAD Business School. She began her career in development at YPF S.A., a national oil company in Argentina. She then took up position as a director at international strategy consultancy Booz Allen, devoting herself mainly to energy and operations and working in Europe, the USA, Japan and South America for nearly ten years. She then joined the Directorate-General of Energy and Climate (DGEC), part of the French Ministry of Ecology and Energy, where she supported the development of renewable energy policies and markets for six years. She also represented France at the International Energy Agency, promoting international cooperation in the creation of markets, innovation and the deployment of clean technologies, playing an active part at COP21 and, among other things, helping to create the International Solar Alliance. She then moved to ENGIE Group, becoming director of the New Business Factory at ENGIE Fab. Georgina Grenon has joined the Organising Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games as its Director of Environmental Excellence.
Jack Groh is Director of the National Football League Environmental Program and a principal in the consulting firm of US Green Sports. Mr. Groh has been a communications and environmental consultant for more than 27 years and has worked on Super Bowl since 1993. He has been called the “Father of American Sport Sustainability” and, under his leadership, Super Bowl, the NFL annual championship game, has become recognized as the greenest professional sports championship in America.
Mr. Groh also served as Sustainability Consultant for the College Football Playoff National Championship, from its debut in 2015 until 2019.
He has coordinated environmental projects for the US Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, the American Solar Energy Society, the State of Rhode Island, the National Clean Cities Coalition and the United States Consortium for Automotive Research (USCAR) – a joint initiative of GM, Ford and Chrysler.
Susan Groh is Associate Director of the National Football League’s Environmental Program and a founding partner of the consulting firm of US Green Sports. In partnership with NFL special events, Susan works to lighten the environmental impact of Super Bowl and Pro Bowl by working closely with community partners to repurpose materials, coordinate donation of prepared, unserved food, divert waste at event venues, and develop community projects that leave a positive “green” legacy in the host community. Susan has developed numerous community greening projects that provide environmental and community benefits to local event host communities. She has worked closely with federal, state and non-profit agencies as well as school departments and NFL sponsors to create these “greening” projects.
Her work for the National Football League has included the management of an innovative project called Super Kids-Super Sharing that brings together thousands of school children each year in the Super Bowl host community to collect books, sports equipment and school supplies for donation to local children in need. This program has placed hundreds of thousands of books and pieces of sports equipment into the hands of children who might not otherwise have access to these items. Susan has created community partnerships and planned and implemented large-scale community media events on behalf of the National Football League in connection with this program.